Biological Regionalism: Ellicott Creek, Amherst, NY
August 6 – September 1, 2009
Three Color Videos
Top video (underwater looking up): 1:30:34
This exhibition at The University of Buffalo is a continuation of his Biological Regionalism series in which he attempts to reestablish a connection to local landscapes and wildlife by documenting fish species found in bodies of water near the exhibition venue through videos and traditional piscatorial painting. The three videos document the environment above the above, around and below the migrating largemouth bass. This exhibition examines Ellicott Creek located on the edge of UB’s north campus. The underwater source material for the paintings and large-scale projections captures the opalescent colors and balletic movements of largemouth bass during their annual migration and the constantly moving and changing environment where they are found. “Biological Regionalism” is a series of paintings and videos that identifies the landscape and the fish that are distinctive to a region. I envision the project creating indigenous symbols of a culture.